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Paddle Canada Moving Water Intro Course Aug 13-15 2021

Moving Water Canoe Skills Introduction Tandem & Solo

Aim

This course introduces the canoeist to many of the fundamental skills, knowledge and manoeuvres of canoeing in whitewater. The nature of Class I rapids provides a friendly and safe environment to teach and learn the fundamentals of canoeing through moving water before venturing into whitewater rapids. This is an excellent course for people to take who are interested in expanding their canoe tripping skills or are planning on moving from lake canoe trips to river trips.

The successful candidate is considered a beginner river canoeist, capable of performing basic shore and water-based river rescues, including self-rescue. The candidate has been introduced to basic river manoeuvres such as eddy turns and ferries while paddling tandem, in Class 1-2 rapids, ripple and small wave rapids.

Prerequisites

Lake Intro or Intermediate Tandem or permission of instructor based on proof of prior learning of equivalent skill and knowledge. Lake Intermediate tandem or Moving Water Intro Tandem for the Solo Course option.

Course Dates: August 13-15 2021

Course Cost: $400 per person

Location: This course is taught upstream from Missinipe SK which is on the beautiful warm waters of the Churchill River. Camping in our around the area the night before is highly recommended and there are hostel or cabin options that can be booked in Missinipe through Churchill River Canoe Outfitters.

Communal Camping: All participants will need to bring their own camping equipment including tents, sleeping bags, and pack their own food for the duration of the course. Common items such as group tarp, portable potties, group cooking fire are all provided and shared. Upon registration a course gear list is provided.

About the Instructor, Geoff Horn is a Paddle Canada instructor trainer in Moving Water, Lakewater, and Camping (Canoe Tripping), and former Wilderness Education Association (WEA) Instructor. Geoff has set up and taught many XC ski courses & programs in schools all over southern SK and was a session instructor at the U of R teaching canoeing and skiing. Geoff has  helped design and create canoe certification standards for Regina & area schools for safe canoe tripping and wilderness trips. Geoff is also a Senior Canoe Instructor for Churchill River Canoe Outfitters.

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